Shades of Clouds

Program Notes
“Shades of Clouds” depicts multi-colored clouds and their shadows being temperamental... This is the third movement of the larger piece, Dreaming In Colors, which has 8 movements. Each movement has its own distinctive color and is scored for different instruments.


Biographical Sketch
An active composer/pianist, HyeKyung Lee (born in Seoul, Korea) has written works for diverse genres and media: from toy piano to big concerto, from electronic music to children’s choir. Recent commissions include the Bonnie McElveen Commission for Maestro Gerard Schwarz and the Eastern Music Festival, Renée B. Fisher Piano Competition, and the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Bassoon Competition. Lee’s music has been described as “virtuosic fantasy where continuous rhythmic motion smoothly joined contrasting moods and effectively propelled from one section to another”…. show[ing] a penchant for colorful timbres, expressive lines, and lively rhythmic interaction of instruments”.
Her music has been suppored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer grant, and residencies at the Villa Montalvo, Djerassi Foundation, Ucross Foundation, Brush Creek Foundation, Virginia Center for the Arts, Millay Colony, Blue Mountain Center, Yaddo, and MacDowell Colony. Her works are available on Pavane, Vienna Modern Master, Innova, New Ariel, Equilibrium, Capstone, MSR Classices, Mark Custom, Ravello recordings, and SEAMUS CD Series Vol. 8. She is Associate Professor at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.


Performer Biographical Sketch
The composer is the performer.